Hi all. I live and work in a great area of Northern Michigan. In the summer, which is almost here, it is great. Lots of sun and beaches; the restaurant is slammed and I get all the hours of work I want. However, around September or so I'm going to be looking to move somewhere that is warm and doesn't have snow. I'm thinking Florida or Southern California. The problem is I've never been to either place and as the summer is coming I won't have time to visit either place.
My question is if anyone knows how to get jobs in different states or cities where you've never actually been. I could just show up in those towns and mostly likely get a job working the line. I've been a line cook for ten years at reasonably high end restaurants and feel I can keep up on any station with classical French cuisine. Has anyone done anything like this? I know that cooks travel with the sun, at times, but I just don't know how it's done. Any advice would be greatly appreciate.